Leveraging Data for Meaningful Progress Towards Disability Inclusion

To learn more about data collection tools for disability inclusion, check out the Monitoring and Evaluation Strategies for Disability Inclusion in International Development Guide. Contact GESITeam@chemonics.com with questions. In the last 15 years, advocacy for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in international development has been rising. As persons with disabilities compose a sizable portion of the global population, approximately 15…

Monitoring and Evaluation Strategies for Disability Inclusion in International Development

Integrating disability inclusion into international development programming is critical to achieving inclusive development goals. This guide is intended to support proposal and project teams in meeting requirements for disaggregated participant data (or other disability inclusion measures) and to integrate disability inclusion into their monitoring and evaluation plans. It includes background on data and disability inclusion,…

Dr. Kenya Dugger

Dr. Kenya Dugger brings 21 years of experience in the Army and Department of Defense, and more than twelve years of experience working with executives and employees in the areas of global diversity and inclusion, data analysis, culture awareness, ethics and compliance, and human resources. Prior to his position at Chemonics, Kenya spent two years…

Safeguarding Women and Girls with Disabilities During Natural Disasters and External Shocks

Individuals with disabilities, particularly women and girls, have long been excluded from planning and responding to natural disasters, the impacts of climate change, and external shocks such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Research indicates that natural disasters and pandemics exacerbate pre-existing inequities, disproportionately affecting women and girls and increasing their risk of violence, abuse, and exploitation…

Inclusive Practices: Collaborating with People Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Deaf and hard of hearing people are often sidelined by lack of access to language at an early age, information, resources, education, and employment. This marginalization results in high risk for developmental and mental health problems. Yet, like others with disabilities, with appropriate access to resources and inclusive practice, Deaf and hard of hearing people…

Donor Solicitation Analysis: Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in Solicitation Design

The Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Team at Chemonics reviews solicitations to which we respond and track degrees of gender mainstreaming and social inclusion across regions and technical sectors. The brief delves into GESI trends observed between 2018-2020 and includes deeper investigation of disability inclusion, minority inclusion, and safeguarding trends in solicitation design. The…

Chemonics Listed Among “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion”

  Chemonics is honored to announce that it earned a top score in the 2021 Disability Equality Index® (DEI), the world’s most comprehensive benchmarking tool for the Fortune 1000 in measuring disability workplace inclusion. Chemonics’ designation as one of the “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion” was announced Tuesday, July 13, at the Disability:IN Annual Conference Inclusion…

Alaa Zaza

Alaa Zaza is an education and child protection specialist with 15 years of experience in inclusive education and school social work. Alaa has targeted experience in education in emergency, early childhood development, social emotional learning, psychosocial support, and peace- and conflict-sensitive education. Alaa led the development of early grade literacy and numeracy curricula and associated assessments.…